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Poster: Brad Leblanc Date: Mar 2, 2005 7:55am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Discuss: Evaluation Time for LMA Deriver (mp3, ogg generator)

The current answer for why that option is bundled together (all or nothing) is that the files being streamed are the MP3's - if you remove the MP3's, there's nothing to stream in the current system.

Separating them means adjusting access so they can be streamed but not downloaded. Or, creating a lossless stream of FLAC's files.

Will investigate this to see if either option is possible.

-Brad

This post was modified by Brad Leblanc on 2005-03-02 15:55:56

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Poster: pt Date: Mar 2, 2005 8:06am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Discuss: Evaluation Time for LMA Deriver (mp3, ogg generator)

This is an interesting point. However, the Archive's systems are currently not architected to allow for us to make content streamable but not downloadable. To do this would take significant reengineering and questioning several assumptions we make about data access (like the more the better).

So, likely making mp3s but only allowing streaming is not on the table. Allowing FLAC streaming may be as that's as simple as drawing a link if the format supports it (does it?).

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Poster: Brad Leblanc Date: Mar 2, 2005 11:05am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Discuss: Evaluation Time for LMA Deriver (mp3, ogg generator)

Allowing FLAC streaming may be as that's as simple as drawing a link if the format supports it (does it?).

Yes, it does although SHN does not (yet another reason SHN should go away...)

http://flac.sourceforge.net/features.html

Streamable: Each FLAC frame contains enough data to decode that frame. FLAC does not even rely on previous or following frames. FLAC uses sync codes and CRCs (similar to MPEG and other formats), which, along with framing, allow decoders to pick up in the middle of a stream with a minimum of delay.

This post was modified by Brad Leblanc on 2005-03-02 19:05:21